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Bernanke Could Lose Half A Trillion On Balance Sheet

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To take-out a moron who steals
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Bernanke Could Lose Half A Trillion On Balance Sheet When Rates Rise

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s efforts to rescue the economy could result in more than a half trillion dollars of losses on the central bank’s books if interest rates rise abruptly from recent levels.

That sum is the difference between the value of securities in the Fed’s portfolio on Dec. 31 and what they may fetch in three years, according to data compiled by MSCI Inc. (MSCI) of New York for Bloomberg News. MSCI applied scenarios devised by the Fed itself for stress-testing the nation’s 19 largest banks.

The potential losses are unprecedented in the Fed’s 100- year history.  Bernanke began describing in detail the risk of lower payments to taxpayers for the first time today in his monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee saying that “remittances to the Treasury could be quite low for a time” if interest rates “were to rise quickly.”  Bernanke didn’t describe the overall interest-rate risk to the portfolio or potential mark-to-market losses.  He said the Fed is “confident” it has tools to tighten monetary policy.

 

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Reader Comments (19)

Mar 12, 2013 at 2:49 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/09/us-egypt-riot-idUSBRE92805G20130309
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:09 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The Border Patrol cannot confiscate or download every laptop or electronic device brought into the U.S., a federal appeals court said, ruling that people have an expectation their data are private and that the government must have “reasonable suspicion” before it starts to snoop.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/8/court-limits-feds-ability-search-laptops-border
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
State Dept Official Writes A Scathing Piece About Obama's Foreign Policy

http://www.businessinsider.com/scathing-foreign-policy-obama-vali-nasr-2013-3#ixzz2NJ84di8q
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:17 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Stress Test Follies & Zombie Banks

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-03-07/ccar-stress-test-follies-zombie-banks

Different op-ed from Chris Whalen (not the one in links above).
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:22 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:23 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Scooby SNAPs: New York organization offers ‘Pet Food Stamps’

http://petfoodstamps.org/
Mar 12, 2013 at 3:28 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Italy slid deeper into recession during the fourth quarter of last year, official figures showed on Monday, as the European Parliament's president warned that Europe risks losing an entire generation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9921904/Italys-economy-shrinks-as-EU-leader-warns-of-lost-generation.html
Mar 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Mar 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The problem with the young lady that laundered a million bucks through empty cassettes is this. When was the last time anyone used cassettes for anything. She should have stuck that money onto pallets, shrink wrapped it and sent it to Dover or Ft. Bragg, rented limos with flags on them and sent the limos to pick up the money. Kind of how they do in Iraq and Afghanistan, just in reverse.
Mar 12, 2013 at 4:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Good point, skin.
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks retreated Friday, jeopardizing the longest advance by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in more than 16 years and containing the S&P 500 just as it neared its record close.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-decline-after-extended-run-2013-03-15
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Unsustainable in every way
And forever more, that's how it will stay
That's why insane debt is so incredible
That something so unsustainable
Thinks that we're unsustainable too.
Nat King Bernanke
Mar 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM | Unregistered Commenterrollsthepaul
Bernanke and the FED could end up loosing alot more than that .... if Bernankes investments end up being worth only 30 cents on the Dollar, the looses will be far greater.
Mar 26, 2013 at 2:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterKen Lay from South America

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